Course Sequence-AAS in Music Buisness

AAS in Music Business - Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the AAS in Music Business degree.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the sequence as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Successful completion of the suggestion course sequence assumes that students enroll full-time for 4 semesters and pass all required courses with a "C" or better.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment. 

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
FYC ENG101 First-Year Composition     3
FE Major Elective Free Elective     3
RC MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law     3
Oral Comm Oral Communications Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area     3
RE Major Area of Emphasis Restricted Elective     3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15-18
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading   0–3
FYC ENG102 First-Year Composition     3
RE Major Elective Free Elective     3
RE MHL+++++ Any MHL prefixed course     3
RC MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media     3
RE Major Area of Emphasis Restricted Elective     3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
FE Major Elective Free Elective     3
Mathematics Mathematics Any approved General Education course from Mathematics area   3
RC MUC209 or
MGT253
Music Industry Entrepreneurship or
Owning and Operating a Small Business
  3
RC MUC295AA Self Promotion for Music     1
RE Major Area of Emphasis Restricted Elective     3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area     3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
17
FE Major Elective Free Elective     3
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area     3
RC MUC290AA Music Business Internship   1
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area     4
RE Major Area of Emphasis Restricted Electives     6

Program Electives

Areas of Emphasis - Restricted Electives 12 credits

Students must select 12 credits from the approved list of Restricted Elective courses to specialize in one of the following areas of emphasis: Music Production, Disc Jockey Techniques, Songwriting, Performance, Marketing, Business, or Communications. Students must consult with the Music Business Program Director, Music Department Chair or designee to select the Restricted Elective courses recommended for each specialization. See the program page for more details on approved courses: http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/music/music-business/new-aas-music-business-degree-description

Major Electives - Free Electives 12 credits

Students must select 12 credits from the list of Free Elective courses listed below:

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
FE ACC111 Accounting Principles I     3
FE BPC128 Introduction to Desktop Publishing     1
FE CIS131AA Doing Business on the Internet     1
FE GBS151 Introduction to Business     3
FE GBS233 Business Communication     3
FE MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking     3
FE MKT271 Principles of Marketing     3
FE MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory     3
FE MTC113 Songwriting Techniques     1
FE MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)     3
FE MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques     3
FE MUC145 Recording Studio Business Operations     2
FE MUC180 Computer Literacy for the Music Business     3
FE MUC195 Studio Music Recording I     3
FE MUC195AA Studio Music Recording I     3
FE MUC210 Advanced Industry Topics: Concert Promotion and Touring     3
FE MUC211 Advanced Industry Topics: Artist Management and Development     3
FE MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology     1
FE MUC240 Creative Music Production     4
FE MUC241 Business Principles of Music Production     3
FE MUC274AB Music Industry Study Tour     2
FE MUC295AB Portfolio for Music     1
FE MUC298++ MUC298++     1–3
FE SBS230 Financial and Tax Management for Small Business     2